Next Generation Jazz Festival 2019
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Monterey Jazz Festival presents the Next Generation Jazz Festival, April 5-7, 2019 at Monterey Conference Center. Come and hear some of the best jazz students in the country perform, and there’s no admission fee! Check the NGJF web page for the schedule of events.
Each spring, the Monterey Jazz Festival invites over 1300 of the nation’s top student musicians to play their hearts out at the Next Generation Jazz Festival. One of the most inclusive festivals in the United States, this “Super Bowl of jazz education” welcomes performances by middle, high school, and collegiate groups of every kind: big bands, combos, vocal ensembles, as well as conglomerate bands. Over 130 groups apply each year, and from these the very best duke it out for the glory of performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival in September.